Climate change activists at the United Nations COP21 environmental summit have been condemned for wrecking the public memorial to the Paris attacks victims.

Over 300 climate change activists, left-wing extremists and fellow travelers were arrested yesterday as violence broke out in the Place de la Republique, the square that has become the focal point for locals intent on expressing their unity and solidarity with the Paris attacks victims.

At the square’s centre stands a statue of Marianne — a national symbol of the French Republic — which has become a makeshift shrine.

Bouquets, candles and other objects have been left there by those paying their respects to the memory of the dead of both the recent Paris attacks, and of January’s Charlie Hebdo and Jewish supermarket killings.

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